Project Case Studies

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Below is an archive of project case studies; each one is a designer’s vision to ignite change in the world through creative problem solving. We aim to bring big ideas such as these out of the studio and into the community to inspire like-minded changemakers. Projects are posted by Design Ignites Change participants and award applicants.

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Healthy Bodegas

School of Visual Arts

The New York City Department of Public Health's Healthy Bodegas Initiative works with bodegas (small corner stores) in the city’s underserved communities to... more ⇒

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$300 Hybrid House

University of Southern California School of Architecture

The basic concept of the design is to utilize the same materials that are typically found in slum housing. The house is a hybrid compressed earth block and... more ⇒

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Nudge

Austin Center for Design

Nudge is an online platform that allows care providers to schedule and send follow-up communications via text message. Nudge better connects patients to their care an... more ⇒

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BMore Fit Teacher Toolkit

Maryland Institute College of Art

The BMore Fit Teacher Toolkit is a deck of exercise cards and instructions for teachers to use in their classroom to keep students engaged. When t... more ⇒

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Bib & Tucker Sew-Op

Bib & Tucker Sew-Op

Bib & Tucker Sew-Op takes its name from British slang for a woman’s finest duds. Originating from the time when a woman’s wardrobe was quite modest and bi... more ⇒